Washington Redskins...Lessons Learned Hopefully

ROB YOUNG SR@HomeTeamZoContributor IDecember 7, 2009

ASHBURN, VA - NOVEMBER 27:  Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder answers questions during a press conference about the death of safety Sean Taylor at Redskins Park November 27, 2007 in Ashburn, Virginia. Taylor died this morning after being shot in his Miami, Florida home yesterday morning.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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This season has been nothing less than torture for fans in Washington. We seem to have a NFL franchise that can't get out of it's own way.

But in my opinion all things being equal this is just what the doctor ordered. Somehow the ownership has been kept stocked in rose colored glasses by his right hand man V. Cerratto." Everything is going just as you planned Boss" he says.

But now the light is shinning through ,the smoke & mirrors approach has lost it's luster. Mr. Snyder is now forced to see his franchise for what it really is "dazed & confused".

Make no mistake this organization has know-one to blame but themselves. When most of the NFL was getting bigger, stronger & faster the Redskins where either trading away draft picks or over paying free agents.

Now I must admit there does seem to have been a slight change in philosophy but it's much too little too late. They are stuck depending on undrafted free agents and players trying to find there way back into the league.

Mr Snyder finds himself with no choice but to take a very hard look at his franchise and how he has run it over the last decade. This should bring him into the light about the first important red flag his President of Football Operations is just not the guy for the job.

Everything else will flow down from there. Snyder must go out and find himself a real "Football Guy"not a PR man. It's not style that wins championships it's substance.

If Mr Snyder looks at the product he is putting on the field what he is witnessing is a group of guys with average contracts and no star attraction keeping his team in games and on a level of respectability.

He must ask himself what kept him from acquiring the coach that he wanted two years ago when he ended up settling for the guy he originally brought in to tutor J. Campbell.

He must ask himself other than himself who is the only person still around who made the decisions that put them where they are right now?

He must be brutally honest with himself and realize he must limit his involvement to signing checks.

If next season is truly an uncapped one it will give the new GM a rare opportunity to purge the bad contracts and accelerate the rebuilding process without serious penalty.

This is just the kind of season that should help Mr Snyder learn the hard lessons needed to mature into more than just a rich kid with a new toy..

Just imagine a good GM with the financial resources Snyder could provide.

Mr Snyder do not turn a blind eye to what is happening this season this is your wake up call. Time to benefit from lessons learned.

Success in the world of business does not assure you the same running a professional sports franchise. You must surround yourself with the right people and give them the freedom and resources to do there jobs.

After this season's struggles the light bulb should turn on Mr. Snyder if not were looking at the Titanic.........